Pakistan Beat India So Much They Would Ask for Forgiveness After the Match: Shahid Afridi
Pakistan and India are the the two most arch rival countries in history of sports. Exchange of hot words against each other have become a normal ritual.Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi recently made a claim about their cricket team’s head-to-head record against India.
The former all rounder believes that, Pakistan’s record against their neighbours and arch-rivals was so exemplary and they were on it. He also insisted that their arch rival India would ask for forgiveness after the match.
“I have always enjoyed India. We’ve beaten them decently, really decently. I believe we’ve beaten them so much that they used to ask us for forgiveness after the match,” Afridi said on Cric Cast show on YouTube.
“I have enjoyed a lot playing against India and Australia, you have more pressure. They are good teams, big teams. Going and performing in their conditions is the big thing.”
India have played a total of 105 international matches against Pakistan (15 Tests, 82 ODIs, 8 T20Is) since Afridi’s debut. In fact, India’s head-to-head record at that time is stronger. India won 51-47 among all matches, where 5 matches ended in a draw and 2 matches were abandoned.
Afridi also picked the 141 he scored in the Chennai Test in 1999 as his favourite knock against India. Interestingly, He was not supposed to be in the squad for that and that’s why that knock made him remember for.
“My most memorable inning was the 141 against India, that too in India. I was not going on that trip; they were not taking me. Wasim bhai and the chief selector that time supported me a lot. It was a very difficult tour and that inning was very important.”
Afridi revealed that he never felt nervous while playing international cricket, even when it was against the arch rival India.
“International cricket is not for chicken-hearted players. You need to be mentally very strong because you need to take decisions there and perform on that stage. People’s expectations are very high. Fans want you to perform.” Afridi said.